Et Tu Fluffy?
Hands and Knees are; 'the type of band that could make you stop what you're doing and walk up to the front of the stage to see who is making that wonderful racket' (NE Performer Magazine). For the past three years, they've been bringing their 'jangly, beautifully dissonant melodies' (The Weekly Dig) to Boston and to cities all along the east coast, making a name for themselves for their raw, upbeat shows featuring the boy/girl vocals of Joe O'Brien (guitar) and Carina Kelly (bass). Joe and Carina met in the desert of New Mexico about five years ago, writing very small songs that they mostly kept to themselves. A couple of years later they regrouped in their native Massachusetts with Carina's childhood friend Scott Hoffman (lead guitar), and formed their first band, Hands and Knees. Philip Ilatovsky, on drums, would round out the four-piece soon thereafter. Hands and Knees have continued writing about the things they love and recording the songs they want to hear. The subjects of these songs include jumping off of bridges, the Charlie Rose show, the night city sky, voodoo, pain and suffering, and some other true things, though they try to keep even the fake things inspired. They have been honored to play with many great bands, including esteemed locals like Hallelujeh the Hills, Drug Rug, Tulsa and Faces on Film, as well as emerging national acts like Wye Oak and Dengue Fever. Having teamed up with Midriff Records (Boston), Hands and Knees look to take their 'distorted, thrashing translation of indie pop' (WERS 88.9) to a larger audience in 2009 with their second full length album, Et tu, Fluffy?